Drosera rotundifolia Seeds

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Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Required
Native Range: Wet Bogs of northern North America, Europe and Asia
Zones: 3-8 (2-9)

Drosera rotundifolia or Roundleaf Sundew is aptly named. Its round traps are lime green with long red sticky tentacles. It is of medium height, and prefers growing in and among sphagnum moss, where it keeps up with the fast growth of the moss. It does well growing with other bog plants, where it receives mottled sunlight. It does not tolerate temperatures over 85°F very well. It emerges late in the Spring and lasts throughout the Fall. It forms a hairless winter hibernacula (resting bud), which is best pushed down to the surface in early Spring for best growth. The small flowers are white with occasional pink veins on scapes with multiple blossoms. It flowers from June to September. It frequently produce abundant seeds, giving it a nice spreading habitat. Roundleaf Sundew seeds need to be stratified (cold, damp winter storage). It is wide-spread in its range through North America and Europe. Drosera rotundifolia is probably the most studied of all the Drosera. Charles Darwin experimented most with the carnivorous habit of this plant than with Dionaea. It is a nice plant for a terrarium, the collection or growing in the bog garden. This selection comes from seed, and will show some natural variations.

All our Drosera rotundifolia seeds for sale are fresh harvested in the Fall, and stored refrigerated. Seed count is approximate, but reliable.

Note: Stratification is required to prepare seeds for germination. All seeds are produced from open pollination within our collection. Some cross pollination among different cultivars may occur. Growing carnivorous plants from seeds is best suited for the experienced and patient grower. See our webpage on Growing CPs from Seeds.

Height: 1" - 2"
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate
Soil: Lower Bog Mix or General CP Mix or Live Sphagnum Moss
Light: Bright indoors, full sun to partial sun outdoors
Use: Grows well in the soggy bog garden, greenhouse and indoors. It is a good plant for terrariums, but must be provided dormancy.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
L. Barstow
Beautiful species, from seed

My D. rotundifolia seeds arrived nicely packed and with good instructions. I stratified them along with a couple of S. pupurea seed packets and I think they could have used a longer stratification period as the germination rate wasn't quite as high. The plants grow pretty rapidly, though, and I'm really happy with my little voracious plantlets.

Nice seeds

Seeds arrived in nice envelopes which protects them well from humidity and moisture. As of this review seeds are being stratified.

Hard to find seeds

Seeds arrived promptly and appear to be about the quantity stated. I have not sown them yet so can't speak to viability, but I'm sure they'll be fine.

Steven Findak
They are seed

They are seeds until I germinate them (3 to 4 Months) I can not comment on them,

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